Back to 2012 Preview: Blockbusters
'Dark Shadows' & 'Frankenweenie'
Release dates: May 11, 2012 / Oct. 5, 2012
Fans of Tim Burton, rejoice! Following a major financial windfall -- if little creative success -- with 'Alice in Wonderland,' the macabre director returns with a pair of macabre genre films: 'Dark Shadows,' based on the cult '60s television series about a vampire, and 'Frankenweenie,' about a dog brought back from the dead by Victor Frankenstein (of the famous Frankensteins). The former stars Johnny Depp, Chloe Moretz, Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green; that latter is animated in the style of 'Corpse Bride.' Get excited ... now.